With the new roster rules in place for COVID, the Patriots only had to list five inactive players Sunday instead of the usual seven. Still, they managed to cram in some surprises.
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Quick thoughts on all 69 players the New England Patriots kept over the weekend. Digging through the initial 2020 roster player-by-player.
As the Patriots enter one of the craziest, fastest-paced days on the NFL calendar, here are the top five things to keep an eye on.
If not for COVID, Thursday night would have been the Patriots annual preseason finale against the New York Giants. As was the case with the previous three canceled games, I turned on my Xbox for a virtual substitute.
According to the Boston Globe's Jim McBride, Cam Newton was named the Patriots starting quarterback by Bill Belichick during a team meeting on Thursday.
Even with the change in games from Madden 20 to Madden 21, the Patriots (virtual) offense still struggled in the preseason.
The Patriots kicked off week two of training camp on Monday, with the team ramping up their process less than a month away from week one.
Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham is reportedly "battling discomfort from a leg injury" and isn't expected to practice much on Friday in Foxboro.
Thursday night should have been the second Patriots preseason game of 2020. Obviously that wasn't happening, so just like last week, a sim on Madden 20 was the logical solution.
Are the Patriots about to take the next big step in that development, and incorporate a college-like platoon at quarterback? Don't rule it out.
The Patriots were supposed to play their preseason opener Thursday night, hosting the Detroit Lions. Obviously, because of COVID-19, that didn't happen. But what if it did?
The Patriots threw those of us starving for football a bone on Wednesday, live-streaming the first half hour of practice on their Twitter account.
Time will tell how serious the Patriots are about Cam Newton being in a competition with the other quarterbacks. But the message is consistent: he is.
Bill Belichick spent 30 minutes Friday afternoon speaking with Patriots media via a video call. It's the first time the coach has been available for questioning since April's NFL Draft. Here are the biggest takeaways:
Like just about everything else going on in the world right now, the Patriots' quarterbacks arrival to Foxborough for training camp will be delayed.
Jarrett Stidham isn't getting the most Instagram attention when it comes to New England quarterbacks, but his fellow second-year Patriots are making sure he keeps the numbers up.
If you’re keeping score, as the result of disciplinary action by the league for Spygate, Deflategate and the Bengals taping incident, the Pats have now lost: two first-round picks, a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick. That is a ton of draft collateral, especially for a team that has not drafted well in recent years.
The former Patriots O-line coach reveals what he likes about Jarrett Stidham, but also warns of the "growing pains" that come with a young quarterback.
Adam Jones Show: Mark Daniels on the Patriots and their quarterback situation
Last year, despite a career high in receiving yards, Edelman’s play had slipped by year’s end. During the regular season, he led the NFL with a whopping 13 drops. Maybe that was the result of injury, maybe that was the result of overall workload resulting from four Super Bowl appearances in the five previous years, maybe it was the result of … age.
Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham has been a "catalyst" for organizing private workouts during the offseason, according to a new report.
How likely is Jarrett Stidham to succeed? Jones and Arcand discuss
In case you thought Julian Edelman would pout over Tom Brady leaving, he's apparently been putting in work with Jarrett Stidham
Julian Edelman isn't going to pout over Tom Brady leaving the Patriots. In fact, he's putting in work with his new potential quarterback, Jarrett Stidham.